I am a web guy with a strong focus on usability.
I was born on July 4th, 1983 in Amstelveen, The Netherlands.
I divide my time between Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Vienna, Austria.
Freelance Product Developer, veen.xyz
Co-founder & CTO, Cocoon B.V. (Amsterdam)
Director of Digitalization, Political Party D66 (The Hague)
Product Manager, Springest B.V. (Amsterdam)
Web Developer, Springest B.V. (Amsterdam)
Online Campaigner, Political Party D66 (The Hague)
Web Developer, Media Concepts B.V. (Amsterdam)
List Manager, ABN AMRO N.V. (Amsterdam)
Web Developer, NVM Realworks B.V. (Amsterdam)
Various student jobs in data entry (Magnes, Result DDB) and caretaking (Thuiszorg Amsterdam)
MSc. Information Science, University of Amsterdam
BSc. Information Science, University of Amsterdam
Online communication trainer for IDI foundation
Teacher / mentor at the Development Bootcamp by Codaisseur and other Learn-to-Code events
Member rowing club K.A.R.Z.V. De Hoop Amsterdam
Participant Route66, Talent Programme of D66
Volunteer, Cross-Borders (Kathmandu/Bahrabise, Nepal)
Member student rowing club A.A.S.R. Skøll Amsterdam
I'm a native Dutch speaker. I'm fluent in English and I speak and understand German. Furthermore I have a basic understanding of French, Spanish and I try to speak and understand नेपाली and हिंदी.
In my spare time I like photography, rowing, cycling and politics.
I sometimes push code to GitHub.
I've also got a Dutch car and motorcycle license (A + B).
In 2008 I travelled for 7 months to Japan, India and Bhutan and did volunteering work in Nepal.
In 2009 a friend an I drove by car and motorcycle from Istanbul to Nepal.
In 2012 two friends and I volunteered for the Obama re-election campaign in Texas, North Carolina, Ohio and Illinois.
Together with some friends I organize the Webcrafters and Amsterdam Tech Runners meetups.
You can find me on twitter and LinkedIn, but I'd prefer if you would just send me an e-mail.
If you're more the calling type of person, you can book also book a 30-min call with me.